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The oldest landslide ever discovered on land preserves our planet's past

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 Geologist Catherine Mottram quoted on the oldest rockfall found on land

Period28 Oct 2020

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TitleThe oldest landslide ever discovered on land preserves our planet's past
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNational Geographic
Media typeWeb
CountryItaly
Date28/10/20
DescriptionRain and winds hit the north-west coast of Scotland as Zachary Killingback analyzed a rock sunk in the mud. It wasn't just an old stone: weighing around 250,000 tons and larger than a jumbo jet, the boulder reached that position about 1.2 billion years ago, making it the oldest landslide ever discovered on the land
Producer/AuthorMaya Wei-Haas
URLhttps://www.nationalgeographic.it/scienza/2020/10/la-piu-antica-frana-mai-scoperta-sulla-terraferma-custodisce-il-passato-del-nostro
PersonsCatherine Mottram

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